The Titanic: pride of the White Star Line, the largest ship of its day boasting exceptional rooms and impressive meals, but destined for disaster. Pennsylvania in 1912: rich in history, home to society's finest and hard-working laborers, upscale department stores and back-country vendors, Main Line mansions and rural farms, and excellent public transit and horse-drawn carts. Volume 1 contains the stories of 101 persons aboard the Titanic who were heading to Pennsylvania, either returning home or immigrating to the state, along with a very fortunate family of four who were not permitted to board the ship. Here also are the tales of 14 more Titanic travelers who were born in the state but had moved away by the time of the sailing. This history is a sweeping saga that touches at least 18 other states and 15 nations in a nearly unbelievable encounter with fate. The Titanic and Pennsylvania: The Keystone State Connection, volume 1, provides biographical accounts of passengers on the Titanic who had clear ties to Pennsylvania. These persons are organized into chapters by by class or status, and individual sections include biographical sketches of the families or individuals, providing greater detail about their backgrounds, experiences on the ship and during the disaster, and their lives after the sinking where applicable. The Introduction covers Clement Action Griscom, first president of the International Mercantile Marine, and the path that led the White Star line to build the Titanic. Chapter 1 briefly summarizes the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1912, both in terms of general living conditions as well as financial and industrial perspectives. Chapter 2 tells the story of the journey and sinking of the Titanic, including the rescue of the fortunate survivors. While the general history is familiar to most, the use of quotations from the writings and interviews of Pennsylvania-related passengers help move the details forward in a personalized manner. Chapter 3, the longest in the book, explores the first class passengers aboard the ship who were heading home to Pennsylvania after traveling abroad. Also included is a brief summary of life aboard this ship for these upper crust individuals and the specialized amenities offered to the first class passengers. Chapter 4 switches to the maids and valets of these persons who were also aboard the Titanic, serving the needs of their employers during the journey home. Chapter 5 summarizes the second class Pennsylvanians who were returning home to the state, and chapter 6 does the same for their counterparts in third class. Each chapter begins with pertinent details about what life was like aboard the ship for each of those classes. Chapter 7 switches to general details about what it was like for immigrants coming to the United States aboard the Titanic and then particularly focuses on those who were heading to Pennsylvania. For the most part, these immigrants were planning on working in the steel mills, establishing stores or shops, or joining their families who were already in America. Among the particular sections in this chapter is one that emphasizes the Finns who were heading to work in the mills of the Monessen Valley, another on the Bosnians and Croats seeking employment at the steel plants in Harrisburg, and one on the Lebanese Syrians who were generally planning on setting up shops or selling produce in Wilkes-Barre. Finally, chapter 8 looks at those other passengers who were unarguably Pennsylvanians from the perspective of where they were born but who had moved out of state some time before 1912. Appendices are included citing sources and listing Pennsylvania-linked passengers and non-passengers who are tied to the Titanic story. This book is the first of a two volume series, with the second volume looking at other passengers aboard the Titanic who had connections to Pennsylvania other than those just mentioned above.
Here, in his own words, is his story. Jack Thayer was the son of a Pennsylvania Railroad official. He was 17 years old when he and his parents decided to sail from England to America on board the Titanic. This is his story of his rescue.
Author: Jack Thayer
Publisher: Learning Island
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The Seventeen-Year-Old Son of a Pennsylvania Railroad Official Tells the Moving Story of His Rescue ONE of the calmest of the passengers was young Jack Thayer, the seventeen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Thayer. When his mother was put into the lifeboat he kissed her and told her to be brave, saying that he and his father would be all right. He and Mr. Thayer stood on the deck as the small boat in which Mrs. Thayer was a passenger made off from the side of the Titanic over the smooth sea. The boy's own account of his experience as told to one of his rescuers is one of the most remarkable of all the wonderful ones that have come from the tremendous catastrophe. Here, in his own words, is his story. Jack Thayer was the son of a Pennsylvania Railroad official. He was 17 years old when he and his parents decided to sail from England to America on board the Titanic. This is his story of his rescue. Ages 8 and up. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books also work well as hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
This new edition published in 2018 includes the historically important series of six drawings by Lewis Skidmore a young art teacher aboard the CARPATHIA (which saved the TITANIC survivors).
Author: Jack Thayer
'A vivid account of how the TITANIC sank by survivor Jack Thayer' THE DAILY TELEGRAPH. 'A dramatic first-hand account... TITANIC survivor reveals the horrifying cries of the luxury liner's dying victims' THE DAILY MAIL. On April 14, 1912, John B. 'Jack' Thayer III the 17-year-old heir to a Pennsylvania railroad fortune, was riding in first class with his mother, father and their maid on the most spectacular ship of its era - the TITANIC. Jack was one of only a handful of survivors who escaped by jumping into the freezing Atlantic as the TITANIC sank and spent the next five hours clinging onto the last lifeboat that was swept off the ship's boat deck upturned. He barely survived the disaster, and his detailed and shocking account of that fateful night has riveted those he recounted it to in the following decades. Finally, in 1940, he wrote down what happened, printing 500 copies for his family. Five years later, after the tragic loss of his son in the Second World War, Jack Thayer committed suicide, and his story was mostly forgotten. This new edition published in 2018 includes the historically important series of six drawings by Lewis Skidmore a young art teacher aboard the CARPATHIA (which saved the TITANIC survivors). Jack described to Lewis the stages of the TITANIC'S demise, which Skidmore drew. Critically it shows the ship breaking in two as she sank. Many survivors refuted this assessment but seventy years later Jack and others was proved right when the wreck was discovered resting on the seabed in two halves. It also includes other bonus material, Jack's earlier, much shorter accounts of his amazing escape published in 1912 and 1913.ABOUT THE AUTHOR John 'Jack' B. Thayer III, was born in Philadelphia on 24 December 1894 into the wealthy and aristocratic Thayer family. His father was John Thayer II who ran the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, his mother, socialite Marian Thayer. After surviving the disaster he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, served as an artillery officer in the First World War, went into banking and was later financial vice president of the University of Pennsylvania. He committed suicide on September 20, 1945 following several years of depression, he was found in a car in Philadelphia his throat and wrists cut. He was survived by his wife Lois Cassatt, son John, and three daughters, Lois, Julie and Pauline.
On April 15, 1912, the sinking of the Titanic claimed 1,502 lives, more than
twothirds of the passengers on board. If not for a lastminute change in plans,
chocolate pioneer, philanthropist and local hero Milton Hershey would have
been one of ...
Author: David J. Puglia
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Powwow practitioners of York County, the headless ghost of a murdered girl that roams the back roads of Schuylkill County and the Hummelstown Hermit who still lingers in Indian Echo Caverns--these tales are all part of the lore of South Central Pennsylvania. Such legends offer a fuller history of the region, from the folkways of the Pennsylvania Dutch to the stories of the rocky relations between German and English settlers and local tribes. Folklorist David J. Puglia reveals this lore to a new audience and explores the region's more recent legends like the "Wizard of Cumberland County" and Milton Hershey's narrow miss with the Titanic. Join Puglia as he tracks through the hills, houses and hollows of South Central Pennsylvania in search of its legends and lore.
... said there were one sailor and three men who had been ordered in because
they said they could row. Mrs. John B. Thayer, whose husband, the second vice-
president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, went down with the Titanic, after
Author: Jay Henry Mowbray
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Spellbinding reports by survivors, rescuers, and others of boarding the lifeboats, parting with loved ones, watching the ship sink, and drifting until rescue. Remarkable 1912 "memorial edition," published shortly after the tragedy. Rare photographs.
setts , while the occurrence of similar masses in greater abundance in northern
New Jersey , suggests the possible presence of the Norian series among the
crystalline rocks of the Highlands . § 314. The presence of titanic iron ,
On the fourth day of her maiden voyage ( left ) , the RMS Titanic sank ( below )
after striking an iceberg . JAMES E. SADUR TITANIC SCIENCE When launched
in 1912 , she was the grandest , most luxurious moving object ever built , and few
Author: Geological Survey of PennsylvaniaPublish On: 1895
Geological Survey of Pennsylvania. position , but contains much titanic iron in
addition to the plagioclase and augite , and often , too , contains olivine . Such
rocks as those in the Conshohocken dike are of this character , or that in the
Author: Sylvia Harbaugh CaldwellPublish On: 2011-01-01
With a foreword by Julie Hedgepeth Williams, author of A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells' Story of Survival, a biography of Sylvia Caldwell and her family.
Author: Sylvia Harbaugh Caldwell
Publisher: NewSouth Books
Sylvia Caldwell was onboard the Titanic when it sank in 1912. As one of the disaster's survivors, she took it upon herself to write an account of what happened in the event's aftermath. Women of the Titanic Disaster details Sylvia Caldwell's journey immediately following the sinking of the Titanic, and it gives us a fresh perspective on this historic event. With a foreword by Julie Hedgepeth Williams, author of A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells' Story of Survival, a biography of Sylvia Caldwell and her family.
But For more than 50 years this has been Paces Progress ” -everywhere as well
the fire may be expected to produce changing and as we have emphasized as in Pennsylvania . The kind of healthy results ; for education that is reading as a ...
Author: Thomas Henry Burrowes
Includes "Official program of the...meeting of the Pennsylvania State Educational Association (some times separately paged).
Mrs . John B . Thayer , whose husband , the second vice - president of the Pennsylvania Railroad , went down with the Titanic , after heroically standing
aside to allow his wife ' s maid to take his place in the lifeboat , and whose young
It was the end of the titanic job to which Cyrus W . Field had devoted more than a
dozen patient , painstaking years , and it was the death knell of the Collins
Overland Telegraph , of which the small group at Bush Station was long in total ...
TITANIC CROSSING . Dial , 1995. $ 14.99 . Though this is a work of historical
fiction , Barbara W11lams uses the events and many of the crew and passengers
to tell the story of Albert Trask , a thirteen - year - old caught between youth and ...
A thousand Pennsylvania manufacturers could save time , money and the limbs
of their operatives , could avoid waste , cut down cost , expand production ,
broaden their market and triple their net earnings if they could be taught how to ...
That made the small mid - Mon Valley community of 12 , 000 souls the most
devastated victim of the Titanic tragedy in Pennsylvania , and arguably the most
devastated community in the entire United States . In Monessen , the Titanic story
quay the steamer New York, moored just to seaward of the Titanic's berth. There
were sharp cracks as the manila mooring lines of the New York parted under the
strain. The frayed ropes writhed and whistled through the air and snapped down
395 Pa . before the Titanic sailed that she was unsinkable . Even in these days ,
in spite of the near - perfect methods for detecting icebergs at sea , the good ship
Hans Hledtoft , a Danish ship which was on its maiden voyage and was ...
Author: University of Pennsylvania. Law SchoolPublish On: 2004
University of Pennsylvania. Law School. current mix of law and economics can
be painted . Or , as Professor Lawrence Cunningham puts it : Enron ' s
cacophonous commentators share the trait of the proverbial man with a hammer ,
to whom ...
Author: University of Pennsylvania. Law School
Category: Electronic journals
University of Pennsylvania Law Review provides a forum for the publication of original research on a broad range of legal and law-related topics.
We are also grateful to J . Aidan Booth , Mr . George A . Fenwick , Mrs . B .
Hambly and Terry Snyder , at the University of Pennsylvania Archives , for the
use of photographs and to Ed Kamuda of the Titanic Historical Society ( P . O .
Box 51053 ...
Author: Shelley Tanaka
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Stunning, full-color illustrations, detailed diagrams of the ship's interior, and rare photographs convey a wealth of information to complement this breathtaking true story.